From a DOJ release:
Attorney General Brad Schimel today announced 66 schools and school districts will receive $3,969,793 from the second round of the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) School Safety Grant program, which focuses on advanced initiatives to bolster student mental health.
A list of schools and school districts that were awarded round two school safety grants through September 19, 2018, is set forth below. Continue reading AG Schimel announces $4 million in round 2 school safety grant awards
From the Governor’s Office:
“Governor Scott Walker today announced $3.6 million in Dual Enrollment Fast Forward grants will be awarded to 14 technical schools to help students across the state at 209 school districts. The Governor made the announcement at Northcentral Technical College in Wausau…
“…Fast Forward Dual Enrollment Grants are provided by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD). The grants will allow high school teachers to gain the same level of certification in their relevant subject area as instructors at their local technical college. This will allow those teachers to provide high school students the opportunity to dual enroll in college programs while still in high school without paying tuition prices.
“A full list of the grants awarded is available here. “
According to a release from Gov. Walker’s office:
OCONTO FALLS – Governor Scott Walker today announced $1.5 million in Technology for Educational Achievement (TEACH) grant awards have been awarded to help 196 rural school districts and 172 rural public libraries to strengthen the information technology knowledge and capacity of educators…
…Since 2016, 786 training grants to rural schools and 172 grants to public libraries totaling nearly $6 million ($5,995,785) have been awarded. Each year of grants has allowed district teachers and now librarians to attend, arrange, and provide training activities to build the information technology knowledge and capacity of teachers. Continue reading $1.5 million in TEACH grants awarded
From the Office of School Safety at DOJ:
Due to confusion about the due date, and recognizing that many of our schools are in a state of emergency due to flooding, DOJ has extended the application deadline to 11:59pm on Friday, August 31.
SRO Training Opportunities
Please see below for upcoming training opportunities for School Resource Officers. Continue reading DOJ: Round 2 grant deadline extended to Friday, August 31; SRO training info
Last week, mental health advocacy groups sent a letter to the Office of School Safety raising concerns about the adolescent mental health training that is required if a district receives a second round school safety grant.
The following day, the Office of School Safety responded to those concerns via an e-mailed letter.
If your district has concerns about the second round of school safety grants, including what is required of districts under those grants or the application process, please let us know so we can better represent you.
As a reminder, those applications must be submitted by tomorrow, August 30.
Earlier today, the Office of School Safety also issued the following clarifications about the training required under the round two grants: Continue reading DOJ responds to criticisms of school safety grant round two required mental health training
From the Dept of Justice Office of School Safety:
The Adolescent Mental Health Training and the Threat Assessment Team Course required as a prerequisite for the second round of funding will be provided by the DOJ for no cost to the school. However, the school will need to cover the costs associated with travel to the training such as mileage, lodging, and meals. It is permitted to use grant funding to cover these costs if it is identified within the budget spreadsheet submitted in Egrants.
Continue reading DOJ: school safety grant round 2 update
The Department of Justice’s Office of School Safety has announced that applications for the second round of School Safety grant funds are now being accepted.
The deadline for making second round grant applications is August 30.
School districts interested in applying for the second round grant funding notified the DOJ of their interest by August 13. Continue reading DOJ: Second round school safety grant applications now being accepted